Test Your Knowledge on Strategies for Improving Your Visual Acuity
Magnification coupled with illumination improves visibility, diagnostic ability, operator ergonomics, and treatment outcomes. How much do you know about improving your visual acuity?
Magnification reduces eye strain and improves visual evaluation of periodontal probe readings, soft tissue assessment, supra- and subgingival calculus evaluation and removal, assessment of radiographs, and caries detection.
Relying solely on tactile evaluation with an explorer to assess the success of calculus removal in periodontal pockets is highly effective.
The dental microscope is most frequently used in endodontics, restorative dentistry, and periodontics, while dental hygienists more commonly utilize loupes and intraoral cameras.
It is well-documented that loupes can enhance patient care and provide ergonomic benefits for clinicians.
Lighting is important because as the level of magnification increases, the field of view becomes lighter, thus making it easier to see into the oral cavity without straining the eyes and neck.
Intraoral cameras are used routinely for which of the following?
Cone-beam computer tomography imaging is useful in orthodontics, to improve treatment planning, and in evaluating other oral conditions, but it may increase patients’ exposure to radiation.
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